The snowstorm passed through yesterday and when the sun emerged -
beautiful. For a while, the sun shone but the sky was darkish blue - so pretty.
So, I ended up having the whole day off - it wasn't worth opening the library at two when we close early on Fridays anyway. But before I knew that, and when we were just planning to open late, that cozy feeling which snowfalls always bring came over me and I heated up enough almond milk for all my co-workers, added cocoa, brown sugar and some spices. Put it in two canning jars and wrapped them up so they wouldn't knock against each other.
And then I got the call we were closing. I'll have to drink it all - my brother can't eat almond. It was a good thought, anyway.
After telling someone yesterday that I don't bother with plants because the cats love sitting on our only sunny windowsill, I came home from the supermarket today with a basil plant. I just was unable to resist it - organic, and on sale!
I just finished the new Jane Austen mystery by Stephanie Barron; I love this series - they're very cleverly done. And that's what I've been up to these last few days.